ExcludeArch tracker doesn't appear to be effective

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Tue Jun 10 18:28:49 UTC 2014

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=485251 is depressing. Nine 
bugs have been closed - of these, one is a review request that was 
dropped, two were incorrectly closed after an ExcludeArch was added and 
one was closed as a duplicate. Further, one bug was just unsubscribed 
from the tracker after tests were disabled. We've correctly fixed *five* 
packages that have been flagged as FTBFS on ARM. At this rate of fixing, 
and given the rate at which new bugs are added, ARM will never build the 
entire archive.

Fedora is supposed to provide a consistent experience across primary 
architectures. Having a subset of our packages fail to build on ARM 
means that's not true, and the current state of affairs clearly violates 
point 8 of the architecture promotion requirements. How can we fix this?

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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